“Persistent people begin their success where others have given up in failure” struck me while reading the transcript for a tele-seminar on Goal Planning. I can see why so many people have succeeded using the Mission Marketing Mentors System. I have been in the program for two weeks, but I haven’t actually started with the program because there is so much pre-work that mentees have to do first.
I have to participate in two Quick Start coaching sessions, where a coach goes through the process and helps us to find the important information on the membership website. I have completed my first Quick Start session, in addition to going through a very in-depth process to identify my goals based on my values, purpose in life, and where I see myself in 10 years, three years and what I need to get there. The complete process took several hours because I was very thoughtful and honest with myself. For this to work, I have to do my part. I want to live a fulfilled life therefore I want to be doing meaningful work.
I’ve identified my goals and handed in my first assignment. The Quick Start coaching sessions are mandatory before you can “officially” start the program.
There are four tracks in the program, and based on my unique situation to revamp Tales of People Who Get It and create The Invisible Mentor Diamond Club, my coach recommended that I choose Track 3 and a few components from Track 4. Even though I haven’t “officially” started my coaching programs based on the mandate of Mission Marketing Mentors, I have started my process already. One of my goals is to include The Invisible Mentor brand in Tales of People Who Get It so when I first thought about this in 2009, I interviewed 10 people as Invisible Mentors. Having done that, and now that I have a clear process to follow, I have been transcribing the interviews. Transcribing interviews is not something I enjoy doing (I love interviewing people though), so I have scheduled it into my day so that it gets done.
As part of the program, we are given a “template” on how to effectively put a book together. Knowing this in advance, I am assembling all the new information that I have, and put them in one place where I can find them quite easily.
The other thing I like about the program which is a big thing for me, but may not be for others, is that we are given a schedule of all our coaching sessions. For each of the 20 sessions, we are given three choices of days and four choices of times. This is important to me because I can plan, and I also like to have control. If it can be helped, I like to be notified of things in advance.
As I write Episode Two of my mentee journey, I am reading the transcript of the Goal Achievement Planner tele-seminar so that I can complete my second homework assignment. In the next episode of my journey, I’ll let you know how I found the exercise. This is a very intensive and time consuming process to participate in this program, but I’m grateful that it’s very structured and that there is a lot of support.
Do you know what your purpose in life is? What are the things in life that you enjoy doing that time slips by without you noticing? How can you use this information? What do you have to add to the conversation? Let’s keep the conversation flowing, please let me know your thoughts in the comments section below. Many readers read this blog from other sites, so why don’t you pop over to The Invisible Mentor and subscribe (top on the right hand side) by email or RSS Feed.